Archive for April, 2018

Getting Dental Implants? What to Expect the Day After Surgery

If you’re getting dental implants, you are probably daydreaming about what it will be like to have a healthy, beautiful, gap-free smile again. No more embarrassment about your teeth, the ability to eat your favorite foods — the list of what you can look forward to goes on and on. On the other hand, when you rewind to […]

Will You Need Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting can strengthen the jawbone by replacing lost tissue and stimulating new growth. The procedure is frequently recommended for patients with bone degeneration in the jaw, also known as jawbone atrophy. But what’s the point of bone grafting? Does this mean that you need oral surgery just to improve your jawbone health? Bone graft surgery is a routine outpatient procedure […]

Before Your Oral Surgeon Consultation, Take These 3 Steps

When you schedule an oral surgeon consultation with the team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah, we provide complete instructions on how to prepare for your visit. However, as the date gets nearer, you might be focused on everything but the basics. Our oral surgeons are known for providing compassionate, expert care, but it’s natural for new patients to be a […]

Demystifying Dental Implant Surgery

Has your oral surgeon recommended dental implant surgery? If you have missing teeth, dental implants can provide you with a permanent fix — a healthy, beautiful smile that looks and feels completely natural. Still, you may be wondering what it takes to get to that point. Don’t let your imagination run wild. Getting replacement teeth is a quick […]

Proactive Wisdom Tooth Removal: Pros and Cons 

Should you consider proactive wisdom tooth removal, or are you better off waiting until you have problems before having your third molars pulled? In most cases, oral surgeons and dentists recommend the proactive removal of wisdom teeth. However, before making this decision, discuss the pros and cons with your oral surgeon. What Are the Advantages of Proactive Wisdom Tooth Removal? Chances are, […]

Oral Surgery Anesthesia Preparation

Oral surgery anesthesia makes it possible to have comfortable, pain-free procedures such as wisdom tooth extraction, bone grafting, dental implant placement and corrective jaw surgery. Patient with oxygen mask in hospital ward That said, the idea of being under oral sedation, nitrous oxide, IV sedation or general anesthesia makes some patients nervous. Fortunately, being prepared and knowing what to expect can help […]

It’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Let’s Talk About Screening.

Have you ever had an oral cancer screening? The American Cancer Society estimates that about 51,540 people in the United States will get oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer in 2018. When caught in the initial stages, treatment can be highly effective — which is why we recommend regular screenings. This April, in support of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the professionals […]

TMJ Surgery: 3 Ways to Treat Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Oral surgeons typically view TMJ surgery as a last resort in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder. For many patients, conservative treatment measures — such as adopting simple self-care practices and wearing a stabilization splint or bite guard — alleviate TMJ symptoms. However, in other cases, surgical treatment is the only way to effectively overcome temporomandibular joint disorder. If you’ve exhausted all possible […]

Oral Surgeons Support National Facial Protection Month 

This April, oral surgeons across the United States are joining forces with leading professional organizations — including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the Academy for Sports Dentistry, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Association of Orthodontists — to get an important message out. The goal of this joint effort is […]